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12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by Samstyle(m): 8:28am On Dec 12, 2017
Hello everyone, today we will discuss some wrong English sentence/phrases that is prevalent among students. Most especially, in Nigeria.

I advise you read painstakingly and study the sentences, as they will help you improve your grammatical structure.

Now, let's get going.


1. BIRDS OF THE SAME FEATHERS.

Note that the proverb " birds of a feather" is never "birds of the same feathers". The correct form of this is;

"Birds of a feather" Not "Birds of the same feathers"


2. POSSIBLE BEST or BEST POSSIBLE

Avoid the use of "BEST POSSIBLE" or "POSSIBLE BEST". Simply say "BEST".

For example, " I will try my best"


3. SO AND THEREFORE

Note that, it is wrong to use "SO" and "THEREFORE" together or "STILL" and "YET" together. You must only use one.

For example:

- I know him, So therefore... (wrong)
- I know him, so... Or I know him, therefore.... (Correct)



4. PRESENTLY AND AT PRESENT

Note that the word " PRESENTLY" means "very soon". It does not mean "AT THE MOMENT". So, if you mean to say 'Now', say "AT PRESENT" or " AT THE MOMENT".

"I will see you presently", means I will "see you very soon"


5. " I was introduced to the Chairman and the Vice Chairman of company"

" I was introduced to the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the company"

I know many many will not be able to tell, which is right or wrong. Nevertheless, since the Chairman is not the same as the Vice Chairman, it is necessary you repeat the definite article (the).

6. "If I were wrong, I'd be the first to admit it."

" If I was wrong, I'd be the first to admit it."

Well, in this case, the first sentence is correct. This is because subjunctive mood requires "WERE", when the conjunction "IF" introduced a supposition.

7. "Nothing shall ever come between you and i,' he told her."

"Nothing shall ever come between you and me,' he told her."

The correct sentence here is, "Nothing shall ever come between you and me,' he told her." Because, the preposition "between", is always followed by the objective form of the pronoun.

8. "Can you imagine him forgetting a date like that?

"Can you imagine his forgetting a date like that?

The correct form here is the second sentence. Be the possessive case ( his) should be used for a pronoun followed by a gerund

9. It is worthy to Note that the response "HOW DO YOU DO" is not a question requiring a further answer by the one introducing himself or herself. However, in greetings, if. Mr A ask, "how do you do" Mr B will respond with "how do you do, too"


10. TO BATH / BATHE

To BATH, means "to wash the whole body" whereas "BATHE" means "to wash a path of the body, especially one which is in pain.

E.g " The doctor ordered that he BATHE his sprained fingers in tepid water"

Source:
www.myschoolnews.ga/2017/12/12-wrong-english-sentence-you-have-been.html?m=0#more



Having known all these, I hope you were very delighted.

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by Skyfornia(m): 8:32am On Dec 12, 2017
Inglishi

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by GraveMan(m): 8:52am On Dec 12, 2017
What Is English?

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by Swaggzkid: 9:17am On Dec 12, 2017
Thanks Op, av learnt something new already today before 10am.
how do you do?

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by OfficialAwol(m): 9:24am On Dec 12, 2017
Samstyle:


8. "Can you imaging him forgetting a date like that?

"Can you imaging his forgetting a date like that?


Even the one trying to teach us English, doesn't know the difference between "imaging" and "imagine"...

I suggest you find something else to blog on..

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by jericco1(m): 9:57am On Dec 12, 2017
Swaggzkid:
Thanks Op, av learnt something new already today before 10am.

how do you do?

how do you do?

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by Nobody: 10:24am On Dec 12, 2017
Nice

If only posts like this one made front page.

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by columbus007(m): 11:17am On Dec 12, 2017
undecided

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by EzePromoe: 11:56am On Dec 12, 2017
So therefore what is my business here? My last fvck was mistakenly given out.

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by jeff1607(m): 12:23pm On Dec 12, 2017
HOW DO YOU DO?

HOW IS YOU nko?



lol

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by Nobody: 12:42pm On Dec 12, 2017
But where is lalasticlala sef...

I am sure he will be here presently undecided

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by Nobody: 1:29pm On Dec 12, 2017
Should I come n go and die?

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by wideawakenaija: 1:30pm On Dec 12, 2017
thank you
Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by Wizberg12(m): 1:30pm On Dec 12, 2017
All these blunders are common because we combine British and American style of English together, even as they aren't our language

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw0WSkISwoQ

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by tstx(m): 1:30pm On Dec 12, 2017
Okay.. professor
Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by Heywhizzy(m): 1:31pm On Dec 12, 2017
Mumu op.. presently also means at the present time


Don't come and unlearn some of the right things I have learnt



If you want to correct some things, make sure you research and correct without no error.. na your type dey fail correction



I wish you good luck in your forthcoming JAMB exam

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by AjalaJ(m): 1:31pm On Dec 12, 2017
Grammarians are here again oooo.





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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by eleojo23: 1:31pm On Dec 12, 2017
OP, noted.

I will try my possible best not to make these mistakes again. grin

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by maxiuc(m): 1:32pm On Dec 12, 2017
Mathematics 1+1=2

English language is never straight forward

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by Nobody: 1:32pm On Dec 12, 2017
Samstyle:
Hello everyone, today we will discuss some wrong English sentence/phrases that is prevalent among students. Most especially, in Nigeria.

I advise you read painstakingly and study the sentences, as they will help you improve your grammatical structure.

Now, let's get going.


1. BIRDS OF THE SAME FEATHERS.

Note that the proverb " birds of a feather" is never "birds of the same feathers". The correct form of this is;

"Birds of a feather" Not "Birds of the same feathers"


2. POSSIBLE BEST or BEST POSSIBLE

Avoid the use of "BEST POSSIBLE" or "POSSIBLE BEST". Simply say "BEST".

For example, " I will try my best"


3. SO AND THEREFORE

Note that, it is wrong to use "SO" and "THEREFORE" together or "STILL" and "YET" together. You must only use one.

For example:

- I know him, So therefore... (wrong)
- I know him, so... Or I know him, therefore.... (Correct)



4. PRESENTLY AND AT PRESENT

Note that the word " PRESENTLY" means "very soon". It does not mean "AT THE MOMENT". So, if you mean to say 'Now', say "AT PRESENT" or " AT THE MOMENT".

"I will see you presently", means I will "see you very soon"


5. " I was introduced to the Chairman and the Vice Chairman of company"

" I was introduced to the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the company"

I know many many will not be able to tell, which is right or wrong. Nevertheless, since the Chairman is not the same as the Vice Chairman, it is necessary you repeat the definite article (the).

6. "If I were wrong, I'd be the first to admit it."

" If I was wrong, I'd be the first to admit it."

Well, in this case, the first sentence is correct. This is because subjunctive mood requires "WERE", when the conjunction "IF" introduced a supposition.

7. "Nothing shall ever come between you and i,' he told her."

"Nothing shall ever come between you and me,' he told her."

The correct sentence here is, "Nothing shall ever come between you and me,' he told her." Because, the preposition "between", is always followed by the objective form of the pronoun.

8. "Can you imagine him forgetting a date like that?

"Can you imagine his forgetting a date like that?

The correct form here is the second sentence. Be the possessive case ( his) should be used for a pronoun followed by a gerund

9. It is worthy to Note that the response "HOW DO YOU DO" is not a question requiring a further answer by the one introducing himself or herself. However, in greetings, if. Mr A ask, "how do you do" Mr B will respond with "how do you do, too"


10. TO BATH / BATHE

To BATH, means "to wash the whole body" whereas "BATHE" means "to wash a path of the body, especially one which is in pain.

E.g " The doctor ordered that he BATHE his sprained fingers in tepid water"

Source:
www.myschoolnews.ga/2017/12/12-wrong-english-sentence-you-have-been.html?m=0#more



Having known all these, I hope you were very delighted.


Abegi! You don't know what you are writing, obviously.

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by Nobody: 1:33pm On Dec 12, 2017
GraveMan:
What Is English?

A Language developed from an admixture of Saxon, Norman French, Latin and Celtic speech, which evolved into its present form between 400-1700AD.

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by Nobody: 1:33pm On Dec 12, 2017
If oyinbo wan say nxt week friday. Dem go say a week on friday grin. How come we dont use such phrases here

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by oshe111(m): 1:33pm On Dec 12, 2017
Pls show them to them
Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by Nobody: 1:34pm On Dec 12, 2017
You obviously don't know what you're saying you this half-baked dimwit.
Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by collinometricx: 1:34pm On Dec 12, 2017
GraveMan :
What Is English?

D language mha grand mother never spoke
Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by femi4: 1:34pm On Dec 12, 2017
Can I use "PAPA STILL YET"

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by chloro: 1:40pm On Dec 12, 2017
How do you do
Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by judgedredd22(m): 1:40pm On Dec 12, 2017
...

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by frenzydilz(m): 1:40pm On Dec 12, 2017
Presently could also mean at the moment/currently

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Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by potent5(m): 1:42pm On Dec 12, 2017
Open, please review that entry about the word - PRESENTLY as follows:
1, adverb(now) Immediately, at once; quickly. [from 14thc.]~1600, William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 3, Scene
2:Before long; soon. [from 15thc.]1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, I.
3:It...is the greatest example of lenity in our Saviour, when he desired of God forgiveness unto those, who having one day brought him into the City in triumph, did presently after, act all dishonour upon him, and nothing could be heard but, Crucifige, in their Courts.
4. At the present time; now; currently. [from 15thc.]Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586)(obsolete) With actual presence; in actuality. [~1600]Bishop Stephen Gardiner (1483-1555)
Re: 12 Wrong English Sentences And Phrases You Have Been Making In Ignorance by Tizbid(m): 1:44pm On Dec 12, 2017
OfficialAwol:


Even the one trying to teach us English, doesn't know the difference between "imaging" and "imagine"...

I suggest you find something else to blog on..


Savagery!!! grin grin grin

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